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March 03, 2017
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SOVENTIX developing solar parks of up to 140 megawatts in Alberta, Canada



Toronto, Canada (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
SOVENTIX Canada Inc. has commenced the development of several solar projects with a capacity of up to 140 megawatts (MWp) in Alberta, Canada. The six projects with a potential nameplate capacity from 15 to 45 MWp are located near Calgary and Edmonton. Building on Soventix Canada's success in the Ontario, the current projects will further drive the expansion of SOVENTIX in the Canadian solar market. "With our long-standing expertise in international markets and the use of best-in class technology, ... read more

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Alberta puts more weight behind solar power
Edmonton, Alberta (UPI) Feb 28, 2017
The provincial government in oil-rich Alberta said it was looking for a third party to help advance a program to incentivize solar power for its residents. ... more
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Lightsource Renewable Energy acquires residential portfolio
London, UK (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Lightsource Renewable Energy, Europe's leading solar energy company, has completed the purchase of a 1.32MWp portfolio of residential solar installations. The portfolio is comprised of 469 installat ... more
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meeco installed biggest solar energy plant in Zimbabwe
Zug, Switzerland (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Many companies in Africa are struggling with electricity scarcity, power cuts and the reliance on diesel generators. The current installation of the so far largest solar energy plant in Zimbabwe wit ... more
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Simple rule predicts when an ice age ends
London, UK (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
A simple rule can accurately predict when Earth's climate warms out of an ice age, according to new research led by UCL. In a new study published in Nature, researchers from UCL (University College ... more
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Prime Road and First Solar complete 18MW of Thai solar farms
Bangkok, Thailand (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Prime Road Group and First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) welcome the completion of four solar farms totaling 18 megawatts (MWDC) of capacity in Thailand. Located across the Ayutthaya and Pathum Thani P ... more
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U.S. renewables a job engine, trade groups say
Washington (UPI) Feb 22, 2017
A consortium of U.S. clean-energy groups said it was growth in the industries tied to renewable energy that were the ones creating more jobs. ... more
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Dream of energy-collecting windows is one step closer to reality
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Milano-Bicocca are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to reality thanks to high tech ... more
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Printable solar cells just got a little closer
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
A U of T Engineering innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper. Dr. Hairen Tan and his team have cleared a critical manufacturing hurdle in the devel ... more
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Trina Solar modules eligible for calls for tenders in France
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Feb 21, 2017
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "company"), a global leader in photovoltaic ("PV") modules, solutions, and services, has announced that its PV modules, after an official audit, ... more
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Accelerated chlorophyll reaction in microdroplets to reveal secret of photosynthesis
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
DGIST announced that the research team of the fellow Hong-Gil Nam and the research team of Professor Richard N. Zere of Stanford University have found in their joint research that chlorophyll demeta ... more


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First Solar Awarded 140Mw Module Supply Contract For Australia'S Largest Solar Project
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
First Solar, Inc. has been awarded the module supply contract for the 140 megawatt (MW)DC Sun Metals Solar Farm in North Queensland (QLD), Australia. It will be Australia's largest solar project onc ... more
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Governors tell Trump that China will reap low-carbon rewards
Washington (UPI) Feb 14, 2017
Strong economic powers like China may take over as the global leaders in renewable energy and leave the U.S. economy depending on Beijing, state governors said. ... more
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Magnolia Solar awarded US Patent for High Efficiency Multijunction Solar Cell
Rogers AR (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
Ecoark Holdings has announced its subsidiary Magnolia Solar, Inc. has recently been awarded a new U.S. patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The U.S. Patent No 9,543 ... more
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French government gets renewable energy endorsement
Brussels (UPI) Feb 10, 2017
A move by the French government to budget for more solar and hydropower projects on its grid was endorsed Friday by the European Commission. ... more

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Light-driven reaction converts carbon dioxide into fuel
Durham NC (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Duke University researchers have developed tiny nanoparticles that help convert carbon dioxide into methane using only ultraviolet light as an energy source. Having found a catalyst that can do this important chemistry using ultraviolet light, the team now hopes to develop a version that would run on natural sunlight, a potential boon to alternative energy. Chemists have long sought an eff ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Biofuel produced by microalgae
Durham, N.C. (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
Scientists use nanoparticles, ultraviolet light to turn CO2 into fuel
Edmonton, Alberta (UPI) Feb 10, 2017
Alberta backing bioenergy programs
Switzerland taps Kongsberg for Protector weapon system
Washington (UPI) Mar 2, 2017
Norwegian company Kongsberg received a $15 million contract to deliver updated Protector remote weapon systems to the government of Switzerland. The weapon system was ordered by Armasuisse, Switzerland's federal procurement office. According to Kongsberg, the Protectors to be delivered will be modified to integrate with modern platforms. "Kongsberg has delivered Protector remote ... more
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Shape-shifting molecular robots respond to DNA signals
Raleigh, NC (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Tracking the movement of cyborg cockroaches
Oxford, England (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
Study: Even 'benevolent bots' fight, sometimes for years
Breakthrough research for testing and arranging vertical axis wind turbines
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
The sight of propeller-like rotating blades positioned high up the pole of a tall horizontal-axis wind turbine (HAWT) may be familiar to many. Often grouped in wind farms, HAWTs provide significant amounts of energy for local communities. One drawback to HAWTs is the large space they take up, needing to be placed far apart from each other. If placed too close together, the turbulence and wind ve ... more
Newark DE (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
US grid can handle more offshore wind power
Lansing, Mich. (UPI) Feb 16, 2017
Michigan meets renewable energy targets
Stavanger, Norway (UPI) Feb 9, 2017
British grid drawing power from new offshore wind farm
Protectionism would be 'disaster' for autos: Renault-Nissan's Ghosn
Washington (AFP) March 2, 2017
Renault-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn warned Thursday that protectionist trade policies could spell "disaster" for an automotive sector that depends on open borders for a complex supply chain. Ghosn, speaking at a forum on the future of mobility, said automakers depend on parts and technologies that move freely around the world. While he did not specifically mention President Donald Trump, t ... more
Redmond WA (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Kymeta aimes to deliver terabyte connectivity to the car of the future
San Francisco (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
Tesla slips back into red but revenue grows
Hanover NH (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
Roads are driving rapid evolutionary change in our environment
Getting rid of the last bits of sulfur in fuel
Pasadena CA (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Scientists led by a team at Caltech have developed a new method for potentially removing nearly all sulfur compounds from gas and diesel fuel. Sulfur compounds in fuels such as gasoline and diesel create air pollution when the fuel is burned. To address that challenge, large-scale oil refinery processes remove the majority of sulfur from fuel down to a government-mandated level. The new te ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
New path suggested for nuclear fusion
Vernon CA (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Romeo Power expands EV battery pack production in Southern California
Richland WA (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Tweaking electrolyte makes better lithium-metal batteries
Iran requests 950 tonnes of uranium from Kazakhstan
Tehran (AFP) Feb 25, 2017
Iran's nuclear chief said Saturday that the country had requested to buy 950 tonnes of uranium concentrate from Kazakhstan over the next three years to help develop its civil reactor programme. The request has been made to the body that oversees the nuclear deal signed between Iran and world powers in 2015. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, told the ISNA news ... more
Pullman WA (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Researchers find new clues for nuclear waste cleanup
Manchester UK (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Next generation of nuclear robots will go where none have gone before
Paris (AFP) March 1, 2017
Areva narrows losses in 2016
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New Zealand lauded for renewables, but challenges remain
Wellington, New Zealand (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
Even with international praise for its renewable energy strategy, New Zealand's government said there is room for improvement. An annual review of the New Zealand energy sector from the International Energy Agency described the country as a "success story" for its ability to advance on low-carbon options like hydro-electric power and geothermal energy, all without government subsidies. ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Feb 15, 2017
EU parliament backs draft carbon trading reforms
Taipei (AFP) Feb 12, 2017
Taiwan lantern makers go green for festival of lights
Washington (AFP) Feb 8, 2017
Republican ex-top diplomats propose a carbon tax
Indigenous protest in Honduras marks activist's murder
Tegucigalpa (AFP) March 1, 2017
/> About 600 mostly indigenous Hondurans held a protest in front of the Supreme Court on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of murdered activist Berta Caceres and further her campaign against a hydroelectric company. "Long live Berta. The struggle continues," yelled the crowd, which included workers, villagers, women and rights activists. The demonstration was held nearly a year after th ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Ancient peoples shaped the Amazon rainforest
Bristol, UK (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Forests to play major role in meeting Paris climate targets
Stirling, UK (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Forests worldwide threatened by drought
Cells adapt ultra-rapidly to zero gravity
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Mammalian cells are optimally adapted to gravity. But what happens in the microgravity environment of space if the earth's pull disappears? Previously, many experiments exhibited cell changes - after hours or even days in zero gravity. Astronauts, however, returned to Earth without any severe health problems after long missions in space, which begs the question as to how capable cells are of ada ... more
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
'Gravitational noise' interferes with determining distant sources
Chicago IL (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
New method uses heat flow to levitate variety of objects
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
Increasing the sensitivity of next-generation gravitational wave detectors
New research could trigger revolution in computer electronics manufacturing
Exeter UK (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
A pioneering new technique to produce cutting-edge, versatile microchips could revolutionize the speed, efficiency and capability of the next generation of computers. Researchers from the University of Exeter have developed an innovative new method to engineer computer chips more easily and cheaper than conventional methods. The discovery could revolutionise the production of optoelectroni ... more
Manchester, England (UPI) Mar 1, 2017
Super-fast computer made from DNA 'grows as it computes'
Beijing (AFP) Feb 28, 2017
Chinese tech giant eyes global market with custom chip
Stanford CA (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Artificial synapse for neural networks
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Israel court orders toxic chemical tank emptied
Jerusalem (AFP) March 1, 2017
/> An Israeli court ruled Wednesday that a tanker of liquefied ammonia in the port city of Haifa must be emptied of its toxic content within 30 days. The container, which can hold 12,000 tonnes of the corrosive liquid, made headlines last year when Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Lebanon's Shiite militia Hezbollah, said it would go off like "a nuclear bomb" if hit by his group's missiles. N ... more
Stockholm (UPI) Feb 24, 2017
Study finds high levels of toxic chemicals in house cats
Manila (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage on Philippine miners
Hanoi (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
Vietnam to punish officials over mass fish deaths
Beijing's shanties: Towns of hope and despair
Beijing (AFP) March 1, 2017
A nerve centre for migrant workers who stream in from around the country in search of a better life, Black Bridge Village is a place of industry and desperation. Posters on the wall offer easy money for blood donations: 400 ml - almost one US pint - earns between 400 and 500 yuan, enough to pay the rent for a small room. Ramshackle structures of brick, corrugated iron and wood have mu ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) March 1, 2017
Hong Kong rebel lawmakers fight parliament ban
Hong Kong (AFP) Feb 27, 2017
Activists gatecrash meeting of Hong Kong leadership hopeful
Hong Kong (AFP) Feb 28, 2017
China's favourite wins strong backing in Hong Kong leadership race
Drone Aviation Delivers Enhanced WASP Tactical Aerostat to DoD
Jacksonville FL (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Drone Aviation Holding Corp. has successfully completed the integration of Government-furnished ISR equipment supporting the simultaneous use of communications and optical payload packages onto the Winch Aerostat Small Platform ("WASP") tactical aerostat under its most recent contract award from the U.S. Department of Defense ("DoD"). Under terms of the integration contracts valued in exce ... more
Geelong, Australia (UPI) Feb 27, 2017
GA-ASI forms team to supply Reaper drones to Australia
San Diego (UPI) Mar 1, 2017
Northrop Grumman begins flight tests with MS-177 sensor
Geelong, Australia (UPI) Mar 1, 2017
Schiebel taps Leonardo for radar system for unmanned helicopter
Scientists demonstrate improved particle warning to protect astronauts
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Our constantly-changing sun sometimes erupts with bursts of light, solar material, or ultra-fast energized particles - collectively, these events contribute to space weather. In a study published Jan. 30, 2017, in Space Weather, scientists from NASA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, or NCAR, in Boulder, Colorado, have shown that the warning signs of one type of space weather even ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
When Rocket Science Meets X-ray Science
Denver CO (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
York Space partners with Metropolitan State for Denver satellite facility
Espoo, Finland (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
New use for paper industry's sludge and fly ash in plastics
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Directed energy atmospheric lens could revolutionise future battlefields
London, UK (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Within the next fifty years, scientists at BAE Systems believe that battlefield commanders could deploy a new type of directed energy laser and lens system, called a Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens which is capable of enhancing commanders' ability to observe adversaries' activities over much greater distances than existing sensors. At the same time, the lens could be used as a form of 'de ... more
London (UPI) Jan 6, 2017
U.K. Defense Ministry finalizes laser weapon system contract
Washington (UPI) Jan 6, 2017
U.S. Air Force issues RFP for aircraft laser weapons
Redondo Beach, Calif. (UPI) Nov 2, 2016
Northrop Grumman to develop next-gen fighter laser system
Most complex nanoparticle crystal ever made by design
Evanston IL (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
The most complex crystal designed and built from nanoparticles has been reported by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. The work demonstrates that some of nature's most complicated structures can be deliberately assembled if researchers can control the shapes of the particles and the way they connect using DNA. "This is a tour de force demonstration of wh ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Nano 'sandwich' offers unique properties
Ramat Gan, Israel (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Scientists create a nano-trampoline to probe quantum behavior
Lincoln NB (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Scientists decipher the nanoscale architecture of a beetle's shell


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